How will the Oakland Athletics perform in 2016? The Swingin’ A’s staff predicts the upcoming season:
The Oakland Athletics will take the field at 7:05 PST on Monday, as they face the Chicago White Sox in the first game of the regular season.
The biggest unknown on Opening Day is whether the A’s will be 1-0 or 0-1 when the final out is made. For the 2016 season, however, there are lots of questions to be asked and answered. We at Swingin’ A’s have taken it upon ourselves to predict several areas of the upcoming season.
Want to play along? Here are the blank questions. Feel free to copy/paste your own answers in the comment section below:
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"Section 1: A’s Team Leaders 1. Most homers: 2. Most steals: 3. Most strikeouts (hitters): 4. Highest on-base percentage: 5. Most wins: 6. Most strikeouts (pitchers): 7. Lowest ERA: 8: Lowest FIP: 9. Breakout performance: 10. Bust: 11. Bounceback performance after a bad 2015: 12. Highest WAR: Section 2: Fill in the Blanks 13. _____ will win the _____ Award. 14. On September 1st, _____ will no longer be with the Athletics organization. 15. Even though _____ will not begin the season in Oakland, by season’s end he will be considered a lock for the 2017 Opening Day roster. 16. By year’s end, _____ will be considered the A’s worst _____, in part because he leads the team in _____. 17. By year’s end, _____ will be considered the A’s best _____, in part because he leads the team in _____ . 18. _____ will rise at least five spots in the A’s prospect rankings by season’s end. 19. _____ will fall at least five spots in the A’s prospect rankings by season’s end. 20. The A’s will finish with a record of _____, good for __________ in the AL West."
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